Dubai, UAE, 6th March 2017: Dubai Customs won The El Baz Award for Excellence in Organizational Sustainability under the public sector category for the third time. The Award was developed and launched by Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart university (HBMSU) to encourage organizations to continue and develop more in CSR and support the implementation of CSR that is fit for the 21st Century.
Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department at Dubai Customs received the award today (Monday 6th March) from His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and the award’s certificate from H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of (HBMSU) in a special award ceremony that was held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and HBMSU President in The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina.
In a televisied speech, Dr. Farouq El Bazz thanked Dubai Customs and its continual participation in the award. He praised the role Dubai Customs plays at the social front and its valuable initiatives that benefit different categories of people, considering it as a source of pride and an example to be followed by all.
Commenting on the award Khalil Saqr said:
“We are happy to have won this prestigious award for the third time. This reflects how committed and serious we are in developing and organizing CSR initiatives in fulfilment of the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. Sustaining environment and helping community around us has become a daily practice in Dubai Customs”.
Between 2009 and 2016, Dubai Customs has bagged 29 CSR awards. It has organized and participated in 1176 social initiatives that benefited around 6 million people.